Huge Subsidies (and waiting lists) for Solar Hot Water in QLD

The Queensland Solar Hot Water program is delivering and installing $500 systems for eligible Queenslanders and $100 for pensioners. But as you might expect, there is the mother of all waiting lists.

To date more than 850 customers have been allocated to suppliers to conduct inspections and install new systems.

By the end of this week over 110 systems will have been installed in Brisbane and a further 200 have been contacted to arrange site inspections.

More than 43,000 Queenslanders have registered their interest to participate in this program with more than 10,000 completed applications received so far.”

The Queensland Solar Hot Water Program wants to make it easier and more affordable for Queenslanders to switch to solar energy to heat their water.

Under the Program, eligible people will have access to a standard installed and warranted solar water heater. The price given will be less than what is currently available in the market.

The Queensland Government has made a Standing Offer Arrangement with a number of companies. The arrangement is to supply people with high quality solar water heaters. The cost for them is a payment of $500 or $100 if they are pensioners or low-income earners.

The only payments people will have to pay are expenses for non-standard installations (e.g. Council fees, pipes, cables, additional electrical equipment or plumbing, or electrical switchboard upgrades.).

This Program will help the replacement of energy greedy electric storage how water systems for greenhouse friendly solar water heaters.

Installing a solar water heater will give your house energy savings of up to 25 per cent. It will also cut household greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 per cent.

This Program will also help transition the community towards the 2010 Electric Storage Hot Water System Phase Out.

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About Finn Peacock

I'm a Chartered Electrical Engineer, Solar and Energy Efficiency nut, dad, and founder of My last "real job" was working for the CSIRO in their renewable energy division.


  1. Brian O'Byrne says

    interested in optione.
    –Is there an option for installing a heat exchanger–what entailed?
    –How many solar panels are subsidised and are they for hot water only. how often do they have to be cleaned.

    –costs to me as a pensioner for each type installation



  2. Drisana Cairns says

    You would have thought the manufacturers site would have had info as good as yours.

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